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Table 3 Indicative data illustrating the allocation of folk names and their scientific equivalents by Cuicatec research subjects

From: Alternative ways of representing Zapotec and Cuicatec folk classification of birds: a multidimensional model and its implications for culturally-informed conservation in Oaxaca, México

Intermediatelabelled categories Total Cuicatec names reported for category Total scientific species equivalents Selected examples of Cuicatec names Scientific taxa
íti nhúnhi 2 5 túu nhúnhi Cairina moschata
yódo nhúnhi Chloroceryle americana
Sayornis nigricans
Sayornis phoebe
Cinclus mexicanus
íti ngo nōhō 10 6 kúukū’ey Chordeiles acutipennis
kón kurri Antrostomus vociferus
ímhi túu Ciccaba virgata
ímhi íkhiāan Asio stygius
dong’uko Psiloscops flammeolus
ghuanda Psiloscops flammeolus
yódo dōondi Chordeiles acutipennis
íti yo ‘ínu 22 15 túu kuáti Dendrortyx macroura
kúukū’ey Chordeiles acutipennis
kón kurri Antrostomus vociferus
‘inhio khuā Crax rubra
túu nhúnhi Cairina moschata
‘inhio chiquito Myioborus miniatus
yódo mayata Myioborus pictus
nōhōndo 1 15 tíind dú All Trochilidae
yódo nōhōndo Phaethornis longirostris
Tilmatura dupontii
Eugenes fulgens
Archilochus colubris,etc.
íti ngo yuta 17 11 lúti khuá Cathartes aura
íyho pinto Buteo jamaicensis
ínhiúu íkhiāan Micrastur ruficollis
nhiúu Accipiter cooperii
lú’ ka Falco sparverius
salú’ ka Falco columbarius
no yun a 77 180 ‘iho kiáa Ramphastos sulfuratus
ditō tíi ‘khúhon Campephilus guatemalensis
kukurée Columbina inca
ditāha khúhon Sittasomus griseicapillus
iti ngangui Campephilus guatemalensis
yódo mayata Myioborus pictus
Total number of unique names 124 227   
  1. Folk names and scientific taxa appearing in more than one intermediate category are underlined. The total numbers of folk names and scientific taxa do not include those that are repeated.